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Ovation Adds New Lythgoe Co-Production to Summer Lineup

SANTA MONICA: Ovation has greenlit the new dance competition series A Chance to Dance, which Shine International will be representing, from executive producers Nigel and Simon Lythgoe. A co-production between Nigel Lythgoe Productions (NLP) and Legacy Productions, the series A Chance to Dance features two former Royal Ballet dancers known ...

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CABLEready Sells 300-Plus Hours of Content

NORWALK: CABLEready has inked sales and renewal agreements globally with program buyers, totaling more than 300 hours of programming. The series Medical Detectives, which features intriguing crimes, accidents and outbreaks of disease, was sold to AETN (Asia), RTL (Germany), Taiga Productions (Japan), ABSat (France) and TVN (Poland). Inside the Actors ...

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Beyond to Bring World’s Weirdest Restaurants to MIPTV

SYDNEY: Beyond Distribution is to launch the new Paperny Entertainment series World’s Weirdest Restaurants at MIPTV. The series, set to premiere on Food Network Canada on April 4, features host Bob Blumer (Glutton for Punishment) as he explores the world’s wildest places to eat. From the U.S. to Asia and ...

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A+E Networks Scores Raft of International Deals

NEW YORK: A+E Networks has closed a number of broadcast agreements for Pawn Stars and Dance Moms, among other series. Pawn Stars was picked up by Historia (Canada), History TV (Canada), Box Channel (New Zealand), SF1 and SF2 (Switzerland), Sanoma Entertainment (Finland) and SBS Broadcasting (the Netherlands). The series Dance ...

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TPI Bringing Trio of New Shows to MIPTV

CHANTILLY: The factual producer and distributor TPI is set to return to MIPTV this year with a range of new programming, including Call of the White.   Call of the White takes eight ordinary women from different countries and sets them on an extreme skiing trip to the South Pole ...

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DW Content Heads to China

BONN: Deutsche Welle (DW) has secured placement for a range of lifestyle and culture programs on four Chinese video portals. The titles chosen by the portals v.huanqiu.com, youku.com, tudou.com and ku6.com include Chinese editions of Global Ideas and Future Now. Global Ideas features people with innovative ideas and a multinational ...

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Cineflix to Produce Air Aces

TORONTO: Cineflix Productions has been commissioned to produce Air Aces, a new series featuring airborne combat missions from history. The six-part, hour-long Air Aces will use original aircraft from wartime battles with stunt pilots to offer realistic mid-air combat sequences. In addition, the series will feature revealing interviews with surviving ...

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Top Gear’s Richard Hammond to Front New BBC America Show

NEW YORK: BBC America has a new original series coming this spring, Richard Hammond’s Crash Course, led by the Top Gear host. Launching April 16, the show watches as Hammond travels across the U.S. to learn how to operate the country’s largest and most dangerous vehicles. Throughout his journey, Hammond ...

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Animal Planet to Broadcast New Season of Tanked

SILVER SPRING: Animal Planet’s Tanked returns with a 20-episode second season, set to launch on the channel on April 14. The series features Wayde King, the CEO of Las Vegas-based Acrylic Tank Manufacturing, and Brett Raymer, the COO and sales of the company, as they make outlandish dream tanks a ...

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LXTV Execs Buy Plum TV

NEW YORK: LXTV co-founders Joseph Varet and Morgan Hertzan are set to purchase Plum TV, a lifestyle network reaching more than 5 million viewers across eight markets. The purchase of Plum, which was founded in 2004, follows a bankruptcy auction. Hertzan and Varet will serve as co-presidents, with Hertzan based ...

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